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Clare speaks about the authoritarianism of the EU’s budgetary surveillance system, which gives the totally undemocratic European Commission huge power over how the Irish State spends its money.
Clare raised the subservience of the Department of Finance to the drinks industry with the Minister for Finance, who failed to implement a sugar tax in the last Budget. A sugar tax would be an important weapon in the war that needs to be waged against growing obesity levels in Ireland. Clare also raised the unfair treatment of mortgage holders who are in arrears and unable to access tax relief in any form which would assist them in meeting their repayments